ECG mandated for design works of New Alamein’s heritage city

Egypt’s Engineering Consultants Group (ECG) has won a mandate to execute the design works of a heritage city at the Latin Quarter in New Alamein City, its vice-chairman said on Sunday.

The Housing Ministry’s New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) tasked ECG with implementing the detailed, construction, schematic, and Conceptual designing and construction supervision of the heritage city, Ahmed ElSayed said.

Spanning over 1 million square metres, the heritage city will include a museum, commercial centre, mosque, church, cinema complex, hotel, and library, besides some residential studio apartments and lakes area, ElSayed added.

ECG is responsible for designing the main entrance with a built-up area of 33,000 square metres as well as an entertainment neighborhood with a built-up area of 57,000 square metres, he said.

Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly earlier said the 450-feddan quarter, having the classical architectural style of Greco-Roman Alexandria Latin Quarter, is set to include 12,000 housing units, besides, educational, health, religious, and commercial services.

On March 11, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decree to form a committee to allocate thousands of feddans for New Alamein City project, 240km (149.1 miles) from Cairo

The decree allocated a total land area of 41,703 feddans of the state’s lands in New Alamein to NUCA as well as other 7,268 feddans of coastal lands located along the Alexandria-Marsa Matrouh road for the city.

On March 1, Sisi inaugurated the first phase of New Alamein, which will also include a national university that comprises a bunch of applied science faculties, an opera house, a library, and a museum.

The city is located on an area of more than 48,000 feddans (49,824 acres) in Alamein town on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. It is designed to include 5,000 housing units to accommodate more than 400,000 inhabitants.